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Offline red shift

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Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« on: November 10, 2015, 07:02:44 AM »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hawkwargames/dropfleet-commander/comments

Drop fleet commander is a game very much in the vein of battlefleet gothic and has the same lead designer, Andy chambers. I am shamelessly plugging it here as I know there are some bfg fans about and I think it looks fantastic. I have pledged at captain level.

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 02:55:12 PM »
i'll likely pledge for this.
Don't they do a ground version of this? I think if they do Whitey has played and liked it.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 08:42:57 PM »
Captain seems a really bad deal compared to commodore or commander.
50 quid more for one cruiser

Then 40 more for two fleets and 3 more cruisers.
I don't care about the rules.

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 09:25:33 PM »
You get two starter sets though so four fleets but obviously of the two base sets only. I am seriously considering updating to Commodore but I want to see the shaltari painted pics before I add the extra cash as I'm not sure how much I want the other kickstarter exclusive battlecruisers

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 07:12:06 AM »
Just play X wing instead...  :-)
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 11:24:14 AM »
apart from the fact they're totally different games.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 11:16:40 PM »
All space ship shooty games are the same

 :engel:
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 05:43:04 PM »
yeh, flames of war is so similar to age of shitmar.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2015, 10:00:42 AM »
I pledged at commodore. You're in Cornwall, aren't you red shift?
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 06:24:12 PM »
Yep, not far from truro. May well be up for travelling to get a game of this in. I should have good sized ucm and scourge fleets, was very tempted by phr but the lack of painted frigates put me off.

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2016, 10:36:36 AM »
late backer pledge for those who missed out on this:

http://dfcpm.com/



the shaltari fleet is not great looking but I love their DZC models.

PHR fleet is great. UCM fleet is generic and fine. Don't like the scourge models, for fleet or zone.
 
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2016, 04:06:28 PM »
https://www.podbean.com/media/player/3ytcn-59f36e

I enjoyed this podcast, talking to the founder, designer, leader etc of Hawk games.

Now really excited for this, i've bolted on the launch assets, space station and the exclusive Scourge battlecruiser.

Hoping for a smoother and better BFG, basically.

Impatiently waiting for it to come which should be in June.


The bolt on for the starte fleets is 35 each (3 cruisers 4 frigates), or the starter set is 60 (UCM and Scourge starter fleets, accessories to game with, rulebook) if anoyne is interested to piggyback on me.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 01:50:22 PM »
tirlobite scouge battleships!!





bums me out Scourge are my least fav DZC models because I love their ships.

KS delayed, as per usual. Think it's at packing and delivery stage now, or very soon.
Excited, ready to paint something again after flogging myself too hard finishing admech before eurobash.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 01:53:27 PM »
Wow, I like that! Probably difficult to paint though.
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2016, 01:58:25 PM »
Think it'll be hard to get the multi colour beetle skin sheen on them (The chap used an airbrush to do it), but i think they'll take inks and drybrushing really well.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2016, 02:21:00 PM »
The beetle effect is really nice! I guess a more normal painting technique would still look good though.
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2016, 08:11:32 PM »
Light silver base and then green and purple ink watered down and layered. Easy paint job. Light silver dry brush to finish.
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2016, 04:30:23 PM »
















That lot is made from ONE sprue of the space station.

swoon.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2016, 06:27:10 PM »
Wow. How much is it. The fighters also look perfect for bfg.
I could come down and play one weekend once you get it?
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2016, 08:45:24 PM »
I think space station was 30 on the starter, so a bit more retail.

Modular, so can make one ginormous one, 7 small, 3 small and 2 medium, 3 medium etc etc.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2016, 09:56:25 PM »
Amazing space station stuff!
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2016, 07:54:36 PM »
I can't wait for this to arrive. It's all so gloriously megalomaniac. Burn them all from space!

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2016, 09:55:20 PM »
I had a dream about this arriving last night, which seems... unhealthy.

Still, better than dreaming about being a waiter when i was a waiter. Dem 14 hours shifts.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2016, 11:09:46 AM »
I'm getting kick-starter rage.

Post me my fucking models!
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2016, 01:04:44 PM »


Photo of rulebook from Invasion dropzone event.

Rulebook has been printed and received. They're packing and "ready to ship soon".
I don't care about the rules.

Pass the machete.